Franklyn Street, Bristol

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Client
Private
Local Authority
Bristol City Council
Status
Planning
Constraints
Flood Risk Area

Design for a new housing development on the site of a derelict and forgotten factory building in the heart of St Pauls.

The site, formerly a workshop and the Macey Rewinds factory, sits at the end of Franklyn Street and bounded on two sides by the raised rear-gardens of a number of properties. The existing buildings, unused for nearly twenty years, have fallen into a perilous state but retain a strong identity within a landscape of otherwise non-descript small terraced houses.

The proposal for six new houses, five on the site of the old industrial buildings and one at the end of the existing terrace, looks to reflect the character of the previous buildings through its scale and use of materials.

Fit Architects worked closely with the planning consultants, Aspect 360, to find the optimum use of the site, respecting the amenity of surrounding properties and to meet the stringent requirements of BCC for new residential development. This involved pre-application discussions with the planners and producing models to demonstrate the impact of the development in terms of scale and overshadowing.

Design for a new housing development on the site of a derelict and forgotten factory building in the heart of St Pauls.

Client
Private
Local Authority
Bristol City Council
Status
Planning
Constraints
Flood Risk Area

The site, formerly a workshop and the Macey Rewinds factory, sits at the end of Franklyn Street and bounded on two sides by the raised rear-gardens of a number of properties. The existing buildings, unused for nearly twenty years, have fallen into a perilous state but retain a strong identity within a landscape of otherwise non-descript small terraced houses.

The proposal for six new houses, five on the site of the old industrial buildings and one at the end of the existing terrace, looks to reflect the character of the previous buildings through its scale and use of materials.

Fit Architects worked closely with the planning consultants, Aspect 360, to find the optimum use of the site, respecting the amenity of surrounding properties and to meet the stringent requirements of BCC for new residential development. This involved pre-application discussions with the planners and producing models to demonstrate the impact of the development in terms of scale and overshadowing.

FIT ARCHITECTS